Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases


Medical News

Increase in Multidrug-Resistant Shigellosis in the U.S. Free

Ciprofloxacin-resistant shigellosis is being brought into the U.S. by international travelers and spreading domestically, according to an MMWR study.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

FDA Approves Isavuconazonium (Cresemba)

Isavuconazonium is noninferior to voriconazole for invasive aspergillosis and has efficacy for invasive mucormycosis.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

WHO Guidelines on Naming Diseases Are Well-Meaning, Sensible — But Kind of Boring Free

In recently issued recommendations for naming new diseases, is the World Health Organization practicing particularly overzealous political correctness? Dr. Paul Sax discusses the naming convention and finds poetry in the nonpathogenic protozoan Iodamoeba bütschlii.

Guideline Watch

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza

An update to the recommendations for 2013–2014